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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Yujing in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.2621S, 120.3029WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:03:13 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 120.3029° East, 23.2621° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 15:03:13 / October 17, 2020 @ 3:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c903. Id of event: us6000c903.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Nantou, Ma-kung.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NW of Yujing, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.3029° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.2621° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22 km NW of Yujing, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-17 15:03:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-17 15:21:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c903 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c903 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c903, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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